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Gasketless folks - Help

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  • I've been "commando" for about 8 months now... no problems. 

    I too lose some smoke at felt level... but have no trouble with temp control. Cooked an 17 lb brisket at 220 for 26 hours with no fluctuation. I have the Nomex gasket sitting in a "to do" box. The last two gaskets died during pizza cooks. I also do alot of clean burns... about once..maybe twice a month. Those also burn up the gaskets.

    My dome also lists...I'm still working on that issue... but I think it has more to do with the carriage bolts than the lack of gasket.

    As far as the probe wrapping goes, I had to replace my DigiQ grid probe... after a year of faithful service. I wrap both grid and meat probes faithfully to extend the life of the probes....but ultimately, they fail.

     

    BOOMER!
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,462
    the last clean burn killed off whatever gasket was left - the smell was horrendous.

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  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    Proper dome adjustment is key to a good seal, and to keeping the gasket alive longer. It takes a lot of fiddling with the hinge and carriage bolts and the little nuts on the side of the band. I adjust mine whenever it starts to leak smoke from the seam.
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